TeleSign Launches New Verification API Product

Los Angeles-based TeleSign, the provider of two-factor, mobile authentication services and software, said today that it has launched a new product, called TeleSign Smart Verify. The new product provides an API to help with end-user verification and two-factor authentication for both online and mobile apps. The company said the new API is aimed at helping ot prevent fraud and stop account compromise, in a single API. TeleSign, which is led by Steve Jillings, provides it authentication services to a large chunk of the tier one online websites and e-commerce providers, but has recently been extending out its reach to a wider range of customers. Jillings is a serial entrepreneur and longtime Southern California technology executive, with such successes as FrontBridge and Vantage Media under his belt.